Posted: January 9th, 2018
Living alone at age 98 is rare. And it is risky. A gentleman with no close family was doing so when his doctor reported him to the public agency that investigates neglected elders. Adult Protective Services (APS) filed a court case to have the man declared incompetent. Matt Freeze handled the case as the court-appointed guardian ad litem. His client was adamant about staying in the apartment he had lived in for 37 years. He had been getting only a couple hours of help each day, but this was ending. For several weeks, Matt collaborated with APS to set up a new support system. Ultimately, the client’s limitations made this impossible, so Matt recommended a guardian be appointed. The court agreed.
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